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Toyota drops plan for sales of electric car

Toyota Corp’s Executive Vice Takeshi Uchiyamada poses to the company’s newly developed electric vehicle eQ after a conference in Tokyo September 24, Toyota will release 21 new vehicle models over the three years, the Japanese said on Monday.


(Reuters) — Toyota Corp has scrapped plans for sales of a new all-electric minicar, it had misread the market and the ability of battery technology to meet demands.

Toyota, which had taken a more conservative of the market for battery-powered cars rivals General Motors Co and Motor Co, said it would sell about 100 battery-powered eQ in the United States and Japan in an limited release.

The automaker had announced plans to several thousand of the vehicles per when it unveiled the eQ as an pure-electric of its iQ minicar in 2010.

Two years there are many difficulties, Uchiyamada, Toyota’s vice and the engineer who oversees vehicle told reporters on Monday.

By plans for a second electric in its line-up, Toyota cast doubt on an alternative to the combustion that has been both for its oil-saving potential and criticized for its reliance on government subsidies in key like the United States.

The current capabilities of electric do not meet society’s needs, it may be the distance the cars can run, or the or how it takes a long time to said, Uchiyamada, who spearheaded development of the Prius hybrid in the

Toyota said it was putting its on that technology, an area in it is the established leader. Toyota on Monday it expected to have 21 gas-electric models like the in its line-up by 2015. Of that 14 of the new hybrids will be all-new, the said.

Toyota has previously said it expects to have a hybrid available for every vehicle it In a gas-electric hybrid like the a battery captures energy the brakes to provide a supplement to the engine, boosting overall particularly in stop-and-go city

Pure electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf, carry lithium-ion batteries. Consumer for the vehicles has been capped by limited range and the relatively cost of the powerful batteries require.


The to drop plans for more rollout of its eQ city car leaves with just a single EV in its line-up. The automaker will an all-electric RAV4 model in the States that was jointly with Tesla Motors.

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Toyota expects to sell of the electric-powered sports utility over the next three By comparison, Toyota sold 37,000 Camry sedans in alone in the United States, the largest market.

Toyota is far from its plug-in hybrid target. The automaker planned to between 35,000 and 40,000 plug-in hybrids in 2012 in So far it has sold only 8,400, or 20 percent of its target.

The plug-in is designed with a battery can be charged for just over 20 km miles) of battery-powered driving. that, the vehicle behaves a more traditional hybrid and on its gas engine for extended range.

We believe that there is demand for the plug-in hybrid, but our to let the customers know what it is not been enough, Uchiyamada

A broad industry consensus plug-in cars accounting for a single-digit percentage of total sales over the next Nissan remains more forecasting that by 2020 of all cars sold will be

Globally, Nissan has sold 38,000 Leaf electric since the vehicle’s launch at the end of

U.S. President Barack has set a goal of getting one million vehicles on the road by 2015, a many analysts say will be to achieve.

(Writing by Kevin Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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